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They Served Their Country – Davis and Shanklin Families

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “They Served Their Country – Davis and Shanklin Families”– dated November 26, 2020. Sammy Shanklin shared the stories of his family military careers. Sammy’s family came to Alexandria prior to … Continue reading

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Mr. Josephus Lovelace’s Memories of Parker-Gray High School – Class of 1948

Mr. Josephus (Joe) Lovelace and his mother moved to Alexandria, Virginia from Halifax, Virginia after the death of his father, Andrew Lovelace in 1943. He first attended Lyles-Crouch Elementary School for two and half months before entering Parker-Gray High School … Continue reading

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